Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

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Sometimes David’s hunger pangs drive me up the wall! I swear the man has a tapeworm… he’s a bottomless pit. The Sunday I made these fried green tomato sandwiches was no different.

“What are we gonna eat, I’m hungry,” he says every 15 minutes…

EVERY 15 MINUTES!

We hadn’t gone to the grocery store yet, so to shut him up hold him over I had to come up with something to feed the starving man, just to quiet him down. I think what gets on my nerves about the whole “I’m hungry” syndrome he has is that he is more than capable of going in the kitchen a scrounging up something for himself without my help. He just knows that I will cave in and make him something to shut him up. He’s trifflin’!

I open the refrigerator and I see a green tomato we purposely placed in there to keep it from turning red when we didn’t get around to frying it. We also had some sandwich meat and my foodie brain kicked in. Here’s how I made the sandwiches:

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches. | TheMountainKitchen.com

First, slice the tomatoes to ¼-inch thick.

Make a breading station:

Add breader mix and some fresh cracked pepper to a small bowl. In a separate bowl crack and lightly beat one egg.

Dip tomato slices into the breader mix, then into egg, then back into breader.
(Repeat again if you want a thicker batter.)

Pour oil to a depth of ¼ to ½ inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees F.
(You can test the oil with a wooden spoon. Click HERE to learn more.) 

Drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt, to taste.

While the tomatoes are draining, add the mayo, Dijon mustard and garlic powder to a small bowl, stir until well blended. Lay two slices of fried tomato on a plate.

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Smear about a teaspoon of the mayo dressing onto each slice. Top one of the slices with ham and then sandwich the two coated slices together.

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Fried green tomatoes hold up well to being sliced, dredged, and fried, and the slightly sour flavor works well with a crunchy coating. Their tangy flavor and crisp texture with the addition of the salty ham and sour mayo dressing is pretty dreamy.

I managed to fill up David’s belly for a little while and now when I mention these sandwiches I get this:

“Those were good! You need to make some more!”

Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Firm tangy, crisp fried green tomato slices take on a whole new meaning with salty ham and sour mayo dressing in these fried green tomato sandwiches.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fried green tomato, sandwich
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 456kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cups House of Autry Seafood Breader
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 medium-size green tomatoes sliced ⅛ - ¼-inch thick
  • ½ peanut oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 deli ham slices

Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes ⅛ - ¼-inch thick.
  • Make a breading station: Add breader mix and some fresh cracked pepper to a small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl crack and lightly beat one egg.
  • Dip tomato slices into the breader mix, then into egg, then back into breader. (Repeat if you would like a thick batter)
  • Pour oil to a depth of ¼ to ½-inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees F.
  • Drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt, to taste.
  • While the tomatoes are draining, add the mayo, Dijon mustard and garlic powder to a small bowl, stir until well blended.
  • Lay two slices of fried tomato on a plate.
  • Smear about a teaspoon of the mayo dressing onto each slice.
  • Top one of the slices with ham and then sandwich the two coated slices together.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 2193mg | Potassium: 396mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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